Kemps’ Jig On-Line

“A wonderful collaboration between The Shakespeare Sinfonia and our students with outstanding results!”

-Dr Gabriel Pliego, Dean, School of Fine Arts

From August – November 2020, funded by Anglo Arts, Shakespeare Sinfonia collaborated with students from la Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Panamericana, producing an on-line performance of work by the young Mexican composer Alejandro Basulto, ‘Kemp’s Jig On-line’.  Kemp’s Jig was commissioned by Anglo Arts, and recorded by Shakespeare Sinfonia for Toccata Classics.

In weekly zoom sessions members of Shakespeare Sinfonia and 40 students shared 90 hours of tutorials and masterclasses. This is a truly international project, with orchestra members from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Guatemala and USA. This gave us huge potential reach for this programme.

Click tracks were created and uploaded to google drive enabling students to practise.  Students uploaded individual recordings, which were then edited and collated into an on-line performance to be released in January.  Other artists include Morgan Szymanski – guitar  and narrator Mario Ivan Martinez

Enjoy the sound of 40 students from around the world performing together!

The Shakespeare Sinfonia tutors were:

Susie Hodder-Williams – flute

Louise Sprekelsen – oboe

Tom Caldicott – clarinet

Connie Tanner – bassoon

Joel Ashford – horn

Declan Birchall – our Shakespeare Sinfonia Audio Producer worked in partnership with sound engineer Jose Luis Aguirre from la Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Panamericana, alongside video producer Juan Pablo Maldonado to manage the production of the audio and video for the project.